Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Week 3 Review By: Monique and Jarrel

Last week, we did the following tasks:

  • Blog #2
  • Interview ?'s
  • Collage and Paper Cutting
  • Interviewed Person of Positive Influence
  • Critque #2
  • Practiced taking pictures
  • Interview Techniques
  • Reception > Set up and Had Event

Job Skills We Practiced:

  • Self- Direction
  • Social and Cross- Culture
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Giving and Recieving Feedback

This week we are going to do the following tasks:

  • Blog #3
  • Composition and Design Basics
  • Open Studio
  • Choosing pictures from our reception
  • Career Coaching
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Creating Patterns in compositions
  • Critque #3

I think this job is really fun it's kind alot of hardwork with what we are doing,how to do it or how a task should be done

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Review of week 2 By Bruce & Gabriela

What we did in week 2:
  • Apprentice made portrait of each other
  • Our first blog
  • Made symbol from our community
  • first feedback
  • first critique
  • our first paycheck
Skills that we used:
  • Communication
  • payroll process
  • self direction
  • Problem solving
  • Presenting
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Collaboration
What we are going to do next week:
  • Interview
  • Blogging
  • Collage
  • Interviewing technigues
  • Recpetion on friday
  • Photo Journaling

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review of week 1 (by Juanita & Travell)

In week 1 these are the task that we accomplished:
  • Orientation
  • Learned how to fill out time sheets
  • Got to know one another (exquisite corpse & human knot activities)
  • Created Asset maps (to show positive things in our neighborhood)
  • Color wheel exercise (learned how to mix colors)
  • Color theory exercise (tint, tone and shade)
  • Internet search (on neighborhood)

Employability skills we practiced:

  • Learned how to collaborate
  • Being focused
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving & critical thinking
  • Self direction
  • Risk taking
  • Communication

In Week 2, we are going to work on the following tasks:

  • Manpower Career Coaching: We met our coaches
  • Value skill exercise (Shading)
  • Create a symbol that represent our neighborhood
  • First critique by co-workers of each of our symbols
  • Deciding who our subject will be for our portraits
  • Going to get our first informal performance feedback from Kasia
  • Going to get our first pay check!

Employability skills we will practice:

  • Learn about paychecks
  • Creativity
  • Communication & collaboration
  • Providing feedback
  • Using technology

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Congratulations to the program team!

Thanks to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation & the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation Apprentices will identify a “person of positive influence” from their neighborhood & will approach this person about being the subject of a mixed-media portrait. We will host a reception where Apprentices will interview and photograph his/her subject. They will then design a portrait of their subject. This art work will be unveiled/auctioned at an event at ArtWorks, during the January 2011 Gallery Night & Day event.

Lead Artist: Kasia Drake-Hames

The Apprentices:

Bruce D: Project Excel H.S.

Roshunda H: Washington H.S.

Gabriela J: Carmen H.S.

Travell J: Mills Christian Academy

Monique L: West Allis Central H.S.

Juanita M: Northern Star H.S.

Jarrell N: Bradley Tech H.S.